Thursday, October 23, 2008

Bluetooth Stereo Headphones or Headsets for iPhone

Since your iPhone does not support the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), you first need to connect an A2DP Bluetooth transmitter (adapter) to your device.

You can use a universal Bluetooth transmitter that plugs into the 3.5mm audio jack or Bluetooth transmitter with a dock connector.
If, by definition, all the universal Bluetooth transmitters will work, there are only a few Bluetooth transmitters compatible with the iPhone dock connection.

But one works for sure (we have tested it): the Jabra a125s.

Which transmitter should you choose?

  • The universal ones will allow you to make any audio source Bluetooth-enabled, therefore wireless: MP3/ CD/DVD players, TV, PC, Radio, Boom Box etc...
  • The Jabra a125s will work with your iPhone or iPod. Great advantage: no dangling cable from your player!

Now that you have selected your transmitter, pick up your Bluetooth headphones:

  • If you go with a universal transmitter it makes sense to select a headphones-transmitter bundle.
  • Otherwise you can choose one of these, depending on style and budget: behind the neck, around the ears, in-ears, or over the head.


  • The Bluetooth headphones will also connect to your iPhone via the hands-free profile to make and receive phone calls.
  • The same principle applies to Bluetooth speakers. They will stream music from your iPhone, and some of them will also work as a speakerphone for a hands-free conversation.


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